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Welcome to the Parent Power Blog!

Author: host Created: 4/14/2008 1:21 PM
The Parent Power Blog provides support and resources to parents with suggestions, the telling of (often humorous) experiences and a sharing of resources. We seek to ask thought-provoking questions that challenge us to think about our parenting methods, and about ways that we might improve those methods to be parents that nurture our children, support them, love them, challenge them, and encourage them to be successful in all areas of their lives. Together, we can build a strong community for our children—The Learning Community, energized by Parent Power.

We at The Learning Community want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and ask: how does your family express what they are thankful for on this holiday?

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Review the Consumer Product Safety Commission's "For Kids' Sake Think Toy Safety," a toy safety checklist, before you buy any more toys.

En Español: Piense en la seguridad del juguete...y conozca los ocho peligros potenciales del juguete.

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall on 2.1 million cribs because they present an entrapment and strangulation hazard.  Check to make sure your child's crib isn't part of the recall!

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Schools rely on Parent Teacher Organizations and parent school volunteers to supply what they are unable to provide due to lack in funding and the demands of NCLB.

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Do you and your family dread traveling far distances?  Is this dread draining your enthusiasm for the holidays?  With a little advance preparation, travel time boredom (and the ever present "Are we there yet?") can be a thing of the past.

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With stores pushing Christmas before Halloween is even over, it seems that they want us to forget what we're thankful for during Thanksgiving and push right on to buying more for Christmas.  However, family traditions for Thanksgiving are a great way to appreciate the things you have.

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Winter has arrived or is fast approaching, depending on where you live.  Chilly weather limits outdoor activities, especially with younger children--and for many, this means that you and the kids feel cooped up and experience  “cabin fever” syndrome.

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With a little thought, the holidays can go from consuming everything, to consuming a little, and sharing the rest, which is really what these holiday times are about.

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Year after year, I try to get the kids to break out of their Halloween costume comfort zone, and try something less expensive and more creative. 

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It's easy to skip breakfast but for adults, missing the morning meal is a metabolism's worst nightmare.  For kids, a good breakfast makes all the difference in the ability to concentrate and perform well at school.

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